HONORS: 2002-03- Second-team All-ACC selection ...named to the 2003 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Five first team and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District Three Team... ACC Player of the Week twice (Jan. 6, Feb. 10) ... first-team All-State selection by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association ... named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team ... received the Bill Gibson Cavalier of the Year Award (team MVP) ... received the Sidney Young Memorial Trophy (team award to that athlete who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership, cooperative spirit and unselfish service in the interest of athletics at the University of Virginia) ... preseason candidate for the 2002-03 Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award ... named to the 2002-03 Wooden Award Preseason All-America Basketball Team ... third-team preseason All-America selection by Street & Smith's ... rated sixth nationally at center in Lindy's preseason basketball magazine ... candidate for the second annual Senior Class Award. 2001-02-Earned All-ACC second team honors... selected to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District Three Team...named to the 2002 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District Five second team... first-team All-State selection by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association...ACC Player of the Week (Feb. 12)... named to the All-Tournament Team at the John Thompson Classic... co-recipient of the Bill Gibson Cavalier of the Year Award (team MVP)... co-recipient of the Sidney Young Memorial Trophy (team award to that athlete who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership, cooperative spirit and unselfish service in the interest of athletics at the University of Virginia). 2000-01-Earned All-ACC second team honors... first-team All-State selection by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and by the Virginia Sports Information Directors... co-recipient of the Bill Gibson Cavalier of the Year Award (team MVP). 1999-00- All-ACC Freshman Team... honorable mention All-ACC... ACC Rookie of the Week twice (Jan. 31, Feb. 21).
AT VIRGINIA:2002-03-Averaged 14.3 points and 10.4 rebounds a game for the season while shooting 52.0 percent (167-321) from the field ... led the ACC in rebounding(10.4 rpg) and defensive rebounds (7.29 rpg) for the second consecutive year, and in double-doubles (16) for the third consecutive year ... led the team in scoring (444 points, 14.3 ppg.), rebounding (321 rebounds, 10.4 rpg.), field goals made (167), free throws made (103), free throws attempted (150), blocked shots (40), steals (46) and double-doubles (points and rebounds, 16) ... led the team in rebounding in 24 of the 31 games in which he played... fourth player in Virginia's men's basketball history to pull down 300 or more rebounds (321) in a season ... scored in double figures 24 times and rebounded in double figures 18 times ... twice selected ACC Player of the Week ... named the ACC Player of the Week on January 6 after compiling double-doubles in points and rebounds in games against Liberty (Dec. 30), Wofford (Jan. 2), and N.C. State (Jan. 5)... scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in the victory against Wofford to become the first Virginia player to score at least 20 points and have at least 20 rebounds in a game since Ralph Sampson had 33 points and 21 rebounds at N.C. State on Jan. 12, 1983...also named ACC Player of the Week on February 10 after compiling double-doubles in points and rebounds in victories over Maryland (Feb. 6) and N.C. State (Feb. 9)... had double figure rebounds in eight consecutive games during one stretch of the 2002-03 season...named to the All-Tournament Team at the Maui Invitational... injured his right ankle in the victory over Gardner-Webb (Dec. 19) and played just 15 minutes in that game... did not play at Rutgers (Dec. 21) because of the injury ... came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points and grab five rebounds in 30 minutes of action in the win over Georgetown (12/28/02)... had 15 points and 14 rebounds, including the 1,000th rebound of his collegiate career, in the home victory over N.C. State (Feb. 9)... scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the overtime victory against Maryland at University Hall (March 9)... tied his career high with 29 points and had 12 rebounds in the win over Brown (March 19) in the first round of the NIT... tri-captain for the 2002-03 season... lettered for the fourth time. 2001-02-Averaged 14.1 points and 9.7 rebounds a game for the season ... led the ACC in rebounding, double-doubles (17, including 10 in ACC games), offensive rebounds (3.43 pg.) and defensive rebounds (6.29 pg.) ... shot 56.7 percent (76-134) from the field in the last 13 games ... scored the 1000th point of his UVa career in the home victory over UNC (2/12/02) ... had 17 points and 10 rebounds in that game ... finished the season with 1,102 career points and ranked 34th on UVa's career scoring list ... grabbed 17 rebounds and scored 20 points in the victory over Wake Forest (1/15/02) ... was 10-11 from the free throw line in that game ... scored a career-high 29 points, had 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals in 35 minutes in the loss at N.C. State (2/6/02) ... scored 26 points and had 13 rebounds in the loss to South Carolina in the first round of the NIT (3/13/02) ... made two three-point field goals in that game ... scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, had three assists, two steals and one blocked shot in 35 minutes in the win over Clemson (2/10/02) ... named the ACC Player of the Week for his play in games against North Carolina State (2/6/02) and Clemson (2/10/02) ... scored 49 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, shot 58.3 percent (14-24) from the field and 87.0 percent (20-23) from the free throw line in the two games ... scored 14 points, had 15 rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals in 34 minutes in the win over Florida State (1/20/02) ... had 19 points and 12 rebounds (10 offensive) in the home loss to Maryland (1/31/02) ... his 10 offensive rebounds ties the school record ... scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds in a home loss to N.C. State (1/5/02) ... had 15 rebounds and scored 18 points in the win over Rutgers (12/23/01) ... led the team in rebounds in 21 of the 28 games he played during the season ... named to the All-Tournament team at the John Thompson Classic after scoring 12 points and grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds in the win over Georgetown (12/20/01) ... lettered for the third time. 2000-01--Started at center in 28 of UVa's 29 games ... didn't start for just the second time in his career against Missouri (Jan. 20) because of a strained right hamstring ... that broke a string of 45 consecutive starts ... still came off the bench in that game to tally 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in 27 minutes of action ... ranked second in the ACC in rebounds (264, 9.1 rpg.), and first in offensive rebounds (100, 3.45 rpg) and double-doubles (13) ... also ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in defensive rebounds (2nd, 5.66 rpg), field goal percentage (4th, .497), and blocked shots (8th, 35) ... finished fourth on the team and 21st in the ACC in scoring (12.3 ppg) ... was in double figures in rebounds 14 times ... led Virginia in rebounding in 15 of UVa's last 22 games and 20 times (in 29 games) during the season ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring twice ... had his 13th double-double of the season and the 21st of his career with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament ... recorded double-doubles in points and rebounds in nine of the last 18 games of the 2000-01 season ... had double-doubles in seven of 16 ACC contests during the regular season ... had his 12th double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over North Carolina (Feb. 25) ... finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss at Georgia Tech (Feb. 11) ... had 10 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Wake Forest (Feb. 3) despite missing several minutes with a hip pointer ... had 10 points and 13 rebounds in the victory over Maryland (Jan. 31) ... posted 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss at North Carolina (Jan. 24) ... had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Georgia Tech (Jan. 9) at University Hall ... tied his season high with 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory over N.C. State (Jan. 6) ... scored 14 points and had 11 rebounds in the win over Bucknell (Dec. 28) ... had 19 points and 16 rebounds in the win over UMBC (Dec. 23) ... scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds in the victory at VMI (Dec. 4) ... had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the victory at Virginia Tech (Nov. 24) ... tied for the team lead in scoring with 16 points and had a game-high eight rebounds in the win over Ohio (Dec. 6) ... earned second letter. 1999-00--Provided Virginia with an inside presence despite being the shortest player in the Atlantic Coast Conference playing center ... started in 30 of 31 games ... started in every game after coming off the bench in the season opener against Elon ... selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... twice named ACC Rookie of the Week ... earned the honor the first time after scoring 37 points and grabbing 22 rebounds in victories over Virginia Tech (Jan. 24), Florida State (Jan. 26), and Wake Forest (Jan. 30) ... honored again after totaling 27 points and 15 rebounds in victories over Clemson (Feb. 15) and North Carolina (Feb. 20) ... led the team in rebounding with 258 rebounds (8.3 rpg.) and ranked fourth in the ACC ... ranked first among ACC freshmen in defensive rebounds, offensive rebounds, total rebounds, and blocked shots, and was second in field goal percentage through the regular season ... ranked fourth among ACC freshmen in field goals made, points scored and scoring average, and sixth in minutes played ... grabbed at least 10 rebounds in nine games ... ranked fourth in the ACC with eight double-doubles in points and rebounds ... his 16 rebounds in his first ACC game against Duke (Jan. 5) is a UVa record for rebounds in a player's first ACC game ... in ACC games during the regular season, he averaged 11.5 points and 7.7 rebounds a game while shooting 52.5 percent (73-139) despite playing against taller players every night ... also led the team in blocked shots (29) and in field goal percentage (min. 25 att.) (53.5, 137-256), was third in scoring (11.4 ppg.) and minutes played (28.6 mpg.), and fifth in steals (27) ... scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds in an 88-82 victory over N.C. State (Feb. 12) ... scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds in a triple overtime loss to Georgetown in the first round of the NIT (March 15) ... had 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 90-76 win at North Carolina (Feb. 20) ... led the team in rebounding 19 times and in scoring five times ... scored in double figures 19 times, third best on the team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years for head coach Steve Smith at Oak Hill Academy ... co-captain of 1998-99 Oak Hill team that finished 31-0 and ranked first in the nation on USA Today Super 25 list... as a senior at Oak Hill, he averaged 16 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocked shots a game ... established school record by making 71.3 percent of his shots from the field ... received team's Rebounding Award ... third-team All-America selection by Parade Magazine ... tabbed Virginia's "Mr. Basketball" by the Roanoke Times ... rated the number 14 prospect in the nation by the Roanoke Times ... also rated number 18 by national recruiting expert Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports magazine ... named the fifth best power forward prospect by FastBreak magazine ... played in the ACC/SEC Hoops Challenge in Raleigh, N.C. ... played in that game with Virginia teammate Jason Rogers ... played in the Kentucky Derby Classic High School All-Star game in Louisville, Ky ... played in the 1999 Nike Hoop Summit in Tampa, Fla., as a member of the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team ... had 13 points and a game-best nine rebounds vs. the International Select Team ... the USA team won the game 107-95 ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... in his first year at Oak Hill, he averaged 9.1 points and 8.1 rebounds a game during the 1997-98 season ... in the summer of 1998, he averaged 15.5 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds a game, and shot a team-high 64.9 percent from the field in six games as a member of the gold medal winning USA Team in the Men's World Youth Games in Moscow, Russia ...Oak Hill, which completed its third undefeated season and won its second USA Today national title in 1998-99, is also the high school of former Virginia basketball players Cory Alexander, Junior Burrough, and Curtis Staples.
PERSONAL: Travis Jermaine Watson ... born 3-20-81 ... son of Ms. Carol Watson ... anthropology major.
Watson's Career Highs Points--29 vs. N.C. State (2/6/02), Brown (3/19/03); Rebounds--20 vs. Wofford (1/2/03); FG Made--11 on three occasions FG Att.--19 vs. Maryland (3/9/03); 3 Pt. FG Made--2 vs. South Carolina (3/13/02); 3 Pt. FG Att.--4 vs. Maryland (3/3/02); FT Made--15 vs. N.C. State (2/5/02); FT Att.--18 vs. Duke (1/15/03); Assists--5 vs. Wake Forest (1/23/03); Blocks--5 vs. Dartmouth (1/2/00), vs. Chaminade (11/25/02); Steals--4 on five occasions; Minutes--48 vs. Georgetown (3/15/00)